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Expanded UCS ThunderQuest storms into Henry Ford II High School on November 16
Largest regional lego robotics tournament set for Saturday
West Utica celebrates nation's veterans at annual assembly
Veterans honored in speeches and songs
UCSI seniors show elementary how to get in the game
Trade show gives younger students a taste of specialty school

What a month for Switzer! We rallied and hit our fund-raising goal during the month of October. Generosity did not stop there; 370 cans of food were donated to the Samaritan House to support needy Macomb families. Finally, the student body pledged to help others to stay drug free for Red Ribbon Week. Thank you to the PTO, Health Team and teachers for organizing such great activities that support our school.

Please make sure to follow security protocol before and during school. Only students and staff are allowed beyond the office unless you are a scheduled volunteer. If you need to speak with your student or drop anything off, we will be happy to help you in the office. Remember you must show ID to the camera to come in the building. We appreciate your patience and support.


Our Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 7 and Thursday, November 14.  This is another opportunity to meet with your teacher and find out how your child is progressing both academically and socially this year. It is extremely important for you to spend time with your child’s teacher to discuss his/her progress and see how you may help your child at home. 


Here are some helpful hints:

Before the conference:

  • Make a list of things to tell your child’s teacher
  • Make a list of questions to ask the teacher

During the conference:

  • Please be on time and be understanding of our need to meet with each parent
  • Start the conference with a positive note
  • Listen carefully and discuss any questions and concerns you may have about your child’s academic and social progress

After the Conference:

  • Discuss the conference with your child
  • Stress the good things the teacher said and talk about the suggestions made for improvement

Our primary goal is to meet with each child’s parents during the conference window. We look forward to seeing you!



Jacob Palmer



The Switzer Elementary community is committed to helping all students become responsible life-long learners by maintaining a safe, positive environment that encourages individuals to reach their full potential.

March Is Reading Month

Academic Blitz”Reading is Awesome” is the 2017 March is Reading month theme at Switzer. We started our reading month with our reading assembly today. Information has been sent home but is also included in this newsletter. Students will be bringing home their packet with reading goals and a log sheets to be turned in on Mondays, starting March 13. Students who meet their goals and turn in their log sheets will be awarded tickets/legos and be entered into drawings for access passes to the Lego Garage or Slurpees. If we hit our school goal we will have a special visit from our “lego rescue heros” from the police, fire and homeland security. Don’t forget family reading night planned for March 24, at 6:30pm. All prizes and events have been funded by our supportive PTO and thank you Switzer reading committee for your hard work and great ideas!

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.